SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) indicated in a press release that they found an unresponsive male pedestrian lying on the roadway at 2400 block of Nielson Way on Sunday, March 5 at approximately 1:50 a.m. with significant head trauma. The pedestrian is a victim of hit-and-run incident.

Authorities stated that the victim was treated by Santa Monica Fire Department Paramedics at the scene and was later transported to a local hospital for treatment. The victim is currently listed in critical condition.

The SMPD Major Accident Response Team arrived to the scene to conduct an investigation indicated Lt. Saul Rodriguez of SMPD. A preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicle involved in the incident fled the scene after crashing into the pedestrian.

The car involved in the hit-and-run might have been a 4-door 2012-2016 silver Toyota Camry. The vehicle may have suffered significant front end damage to the driver’s side.

Lt. Rodriguez indicated the SMPD has not received any information on the driver or possible occupants of the suspect vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing and the SMPD is asking for help from witnesses present in the area at the time of collision or who may have information pertaining to the suspect to contact Officer S. Pace at (310) 458-8993. Individuals can also contact Investigator J. Olson at (310) 458-8954 or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491.